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Trims and Moldings for Laminate Flooring

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A laminate floor is like a lego system, you need all the parts to make it work. Trims and Moldings are an integral part of any laminate flooring installation.

A laminate floor is like a lego system, you need all the parts to make it work. Trims and Moldings are an integral part of any laminate flooring installation. Selecting the right molding for the right application, to begin with, will save you time and money. Moldings are color coded to your floor and are usually sold per piece with sizes ranging from 3’-8’. Most laminate moldings require a u-track, which either comes packaged with the moldings or is sold separately. When installing moldings always remember to leave an expansion gap.

Quarter round
Quarter round is used to cover the expansion gap between the laminate floor and the wall around the perimeter of the room. It is only required if there is no baseboard, but can also be used in conjunction with baseboard, thus creating a nice additional feature. From a design perspective it is often nicer to coordinate your quarter round with the color of your baseboard instead of the floor.

Reducer
Bridges the gap between two uneven surfaces, reducing from laminate to thinner floor covering products such as vinyl and bare concrete.

Square nose
Used to provide a smooth transition from the laminate flooring surface to adjacent carpet installations, sliding glass doors, floor to ceiling windows, or bathtub and shower surrounds.

T-molding
Used to bridge the expansion area required between laminate floors, from one room to another, or as a transition between laminate flooring and a floor of equal height.

Stair nose
Used to provide a secure transition from the flooring surface while allowing the floating flooring system to expand and contract freely at the step-down location.

Base board
Used to provide an eye-pleasing transition from the laminate floating flooring surface to the adjacent wall while covering the required 5/16' expansion allowance along perimeter walls

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